Radiation Hazards

Radiation hazard occurs when the body is exposed to high levels of radiation during work or due to other reasons. They result in causing skin burns and acute radiation syndrome. In the long term, they cause cancer and cardiovascular disease. Skin cancers occur due to exposure of the body to increased levels of ultraviolet radiation (UV). Radioactive chemicals such as radioactive cesium, uranium, and strontium can get settled in food, water, and soil, causing health hazards in humans.

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Does the natural background radiation level add to cancer risk on top of a dose from medical imaging?

Query: Hello doctor, Does the natural background radiation level (3 mS v per year) add to cancer risk on top of a dose from medical imaging, or is natural radiation separate or safe since we all receive it?  Read Full »

Dr. Andrew Chellakumar Fenn

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. One mSv is the limit for the general public. The background is usually within this limit. But radiation workers have a limit of 20 mSv per year, which is also very safe. Also, doses from medical imaging can contribute. But the benefits from medical imaging offset any...  Read Full »

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